The Big Boo Cast, Episode 244

Sometimes life is so uneventful that we talk about cereal, and then other times there’s a news leak during SEC Media Days that the SEC might expand to include Texas and Oklahoma. That is to say: we’re not talking about cereal this week, everyone. And also I would like to introduce you to a little something I like to call MELANIE HAS SOME THOUGHTS.

In addition to the SEC news, we discuss TV (Ted Lasso is back!), the Olympics, and Melanie’s Five Favorites.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

first story about Texas and Oklahoma to SEC

Saturday Down South article on rumored conference expansion

– (Just FYI: you’ll hear us mention Greg Sankey a few times in this episode. That’s because he’s the Commissioner of the SEC – and, by the way, he is a fantastic leader.)

the Australian swim coach was delighted

Ted Lasso, season 2 (just so you know, there’s lots of strong language in the new episode)

Never Have I Ever (we love this show a lot)

OPI Hue is the Artist?

Skin by Blair tonic (facial in a bottle)

Nordstrom Bliss plush throw

Caslon rounded v-neck t-shirt

Flatland Calvary – Welcome to Countryland

John Mayer – Sob Rock

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 243

This week – following last week’s discussion about cereal – we really step it up and talk about Melanie’s recent eye doctor appointment. Up next week: favorite soups.

The eye doctor appointment isn’t all there is, though: we also discuss Martha’s recent 90th birthday party, the second season of Never Have I Ever, and a pre-birthday trip Melanie is taking with her friends Gulley and Jamie. Plus, it’s my turn for Five Favorites.

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Show Notes:

Frosted Mini Spooners

Melanie’s progressive reading glasses

Never Have I Ever, season 2

Puppuccino from Starbucks (and other places you can get treats for your dog)

Pilcro ruffled buttondown

Angela high rise gauchos from Kut from the Kloth (less than $40)

straw headband (less than $10)

Hazel’s dog bed

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– Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play)

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 242

So it hasn’t been the most eventful week for us, but that doesn’t stop us from finding new and exciting things to talk about – like favorite cereals, favorite milk, and I’m not even kidding about those first two things. We also discuss Melanie’s most recent trip to the ranch and the extended quality time Hazel and I spent in the car last week.

On top of all that, Melanie updates us on Dorm Prep ’21, she shares her Five Favorites, and I offer an exciting update on toast. Just look at us go.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Frosted Mini Wheats

Smart Start

Horizon Organic milk

White Cheddar Jalapeño Crunchy Cheetos

Tillamook ice cream sandwiches

Ricotta toast is the new avocado toast – or so they say

The Comprehensive Dorm List (y’all. this serious business.)

the dorm section of our Amazon shop

Lastia lavender and eucalyptus candle

Laptop desk with storage drawer, cup holder, notebook stand

– Trader Joe’s Strawberry & Jalapeño Crisps

rattan dangle earrings – less than $10 (I ordered these while Melanie talked about them – just FYI)

Gold Bond neck and chest firming cream

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 241

I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAVE HEARD, but Mississippi State won the college baseball National Championship last week in Omaha, so Melanie and I talk just a *little* *bit* about that on this week’s episode. We also discuss the fact that lo, the Olympics are almost upon us, which means that Melanie will be living her best life as she learns about all the Meaningful Life Stories and cheers for athletes from all around the world. Let’s be honest: watching the Olympics is pretty much a Shankle-tacular.

In addition to the sports news, we share about what we’re reading and talk a little more about a show we’ve both recently watched and loved. Plus, it’s my turn for Five Favorites, and we have some exciting news about our Amazon shop. Or maybe “exciting” is a stretch. But nonetheless, we have news.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Mississippi State wins the college baseball National Championship

Jake Mangum tells Coach Lemonis in 2019 that he’s going to win the NC for MSU

Out of Left Field postgame podcast episode (recorded after the Bulldogs won the CWS – it is FANTASTIC)

An excellent YouTube playlist of State’s path to the national championship

Karen Howell’s Twitter

Good on Paper

Starstruck (not for the children)

Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu

Laura Tremaine on Instagram (her content on making time to read is a treasure)

Annie B. Jones’ book recommendations

Favorite Day dark chocolate espresso trail mix

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast

a delightful caftan / cover-up option

Peace to All Who Enter Here plaque for doorframe

Faith Adjacent episode about John Mayer

@houseinhabit (Mel’s favorite Free Britney account)

“Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Nightmare” by Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 240

Last week we took a little time off from the podcast, and we had ourselves some adventures, we did. Melanie and Caroline went to a resort for a Mother / Daughter getaway, and Alex and I went to Omaha to see Mississippi State play in the College World Series. So, you probably won’t be surprised to hear Melanie and I talk about all the things related to both trips on this episode – including my enthusiastic but somewhat unfortunate reaction to Tanner Allen’s 3-run homer against Arizona.

We also discuss a book Melanie loved, a podcast I adored, and Melanie’s Five Favorites. What a time.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

La Cantera Resort

Tom Brown’s Body

Giver of Stars

gold Aerosoles slides we both adore

Framing Britney Spears

Erin Moon’s Spotify playlist: Starting Drama in My Healthy Marriage

Vida Bella Weekly Glow Exfoliator

Vida Bella Shade Sunscreen

Dime Beauty Eyelash Boost Serum

No Bend hairclips

Free People Pretty Cozy maxi dress

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 239

We are always so happy when our good friend Travis Cottrell joins us on the podcast, and TODAY’S THE DAY. In what turned out to be an extra-long episode, we talk about closet clean-outs and furniture shipping delays and college baseball (update since we recorded: Mississippi State is going to the College World Series!).

We also discuss our kids (the Cottrells and the Shankles are about to be empty nesters with some travel goals), our dads (FEELINGS ALERT), and I share my Five Favorites. As does Travis.

Enjoy, everybody!

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Show Notes:

Under Canvas Yellowstone

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Overcast

“I Want to Be Just Like You” (Travis has introduced us to a Father’s Day song)

In the Heights (in theatres and on HBO Max)

Secret Treasures pajama shorts

– “October Sky” by Yebba (live version and studio version)

Marc Ronson’s post about Yebba

Benerx (my pulled muscles are so grateful for it)

High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America on Netflix

Sirius 80s on 8

Marco Polo app

Waldo’s Chicken and Beer

– A&W Root Beer Zero Sugar

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